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How do you reach the suicide prevention hotline?

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The number of the suicide hotline is 800-273-8255, states the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. An online chat service is also available on the website of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for anyone thinking about suicide.

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The International Association for Suicide Prevention works with the World Health Organization every year to host the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, every year. Over 800,000 people commit suicide across the world each year, notes the IASP. As such, it encourages people to take a day to raise awareness about suicide, the factors that drive people to commit suicide and the methods of prevention.

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation on the World Suicide Prevention Day of 2015. The proclamation is available on the website of the White House.

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